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I have to totally disagree with the previous persons comments.
I have had 5 Fiats since i started driving and three of them have been Bravos.
The styling is fantastic, there is nothing like the Bravo, it is in a league of its own.
I commute approximately 500 miles a week so I need a decent car for me to be able to do this. It handles brilliantly, very responsive steering, and is very nippy too, I have no problems on the motorways!
I find the drive very comfortible, you can also adjust the steering column and the height of the drivers seat.
It is always good to find a decent garage, the only problem I have had with this car is that i have had to replace 3 injectors. Which isnt bad considering i have done almost 30k in less than two years.
MOT wise - flew straight through it no problems!!
I would totally ignore the comments about the 1.4, it is far apart from the 1.6. It has a poor engine - there has been many problems with the 1.4 the fuel consumption was shocking. Fiat pulled the 1.4 and replaced it with the much improved replacement, the 1.2. These are quicker than the 1.4 and much more refined engine.
The worse MPG i have got out of my 1.6 is about 34/35 but i usually get around 40 - 45 and i do not drive light footed.
If you like to modify your car then there isnt much you can do tuning wise, but i am led to believe that tuning companies such as Angel tuning now do a remap for the 1.6.
Kit -wise there are pleny out there, Bravos are one of the very few cars i like with a kit on, personally i think skirts and alloys finish it off, nothing else is required.
If you are planning on buying one of these then ensure you have all the keys with it. Two blue keys and the important red key.
The red key is required if you ever need to reset your ECU. I personally have never needed this, but better to be safe than sorry. It is expensive to buy a new one. I have been quoted £800!! If te car hasnt got one, then this can be used as a bargaining tool
Overall I really like the Bravos, they can be unreliable like any car that hasnt been looked after. Just make sure you have all the service history and lots of reciepts.
If you visit www.fiatforum.com you can free advice on how to maintian and get the best out of your fiat. I use it all the time, and they guys on there are really friendly and helpful.